| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:12 AM
All's right with the world on this late day in February. Liam Neeson, also known as Mr. Capable or Uncle Avuncular, is back headlining another entertainingly preposterous thriller, this one called "Non-Stop," directed by his "Unknown" collaborator,...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane.
While loath to call...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:42 AM
In the first of the major 2014-15 season announcements from Chicago’s theaters, Northlight Theatre said Wednesday that its 40th anniversary season will include a fall production of Amanda Peet’s “The Commons of Pensacola,” an off-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Dec 17, 2013
Asked whether or not she likes “Pretty Woman,” Alice Eve answers with an enthusiastic, “Of course!” The English actress defends the “classic film of my childhood” as a fairy tale and quotes in a New York accent, “...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Prior to the early 1990s, J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" was widely regarded as a conventional Edwardian thriller, much in the Agatha Christie mode, wherein a mysterious police inspector calls on a wealthy Yorkshire family after the suicide of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- International Emmy-winning "The Returned," the supernatural drama sold by Zodiak Rights, has snatched up France's 10th export prize for drama series, a nod handed out by French promo org TV France Intl..
"The Returned" (pictured above) - sold to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
SINGAPORE -- ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the sales and distribution arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has unveiled a number of digital distribution and format deals in Asia.
In Singapore it signed a multi-year output agreement with Mediacorp to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:35 PM
If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers.
World Book Night launched in Britain and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White.
OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Fox is taking a trip on the Orient Express, closing deals for a remake of Sidney Lumet's 1974 detective drama "Murder on the Orient Express" with Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on board to produce.
Scott is not directing and no writers...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
LONDON -- Hercule Poirot, the meticulous, mustachioed detective invented by legendary crime writer Agatha Christie, is to rise again 38 years after his literary demise, in a new novel commissioned by the Christie estate.
The mystery, as yet untitled,...